Former Sheffield United player Brian Deane has stated that he believes the club need to strengthen up front during the summer transfer window, during an exclusive interview with Football League World.
The Blades are currently in the process of preparing for their first season back in the Sky Bet Championship after being relegated from the Premier League and will be now be considering which areas of the squad need strengthening.
New manager Slavisa Jokanovic takes on a squad from Chris Wilder that is bristling with second tier experience and will be relishing the task of getting them back to winning ways.
With regards to forward players, the Yorkshire club are well stocked in that area, with the likes of Billy Sharp, David McGoldrick, Oli McBurnie, Rhian Brewster, Lys Mousset, Oliver Burke and Daniel Jebbison all competing for a starting spot.
However, Deane has now claimed to FLW that the frontline needs strengthening after McGoldrick was the only striker to find the net on more than three occasions last term, underlining the lack of goal scoring prowess at Bramall Lane:
“I think they need to strengthen in that area anyway, they need to change the dynamic of the players that they’ve got up front because they’re not scoring enough goals.
“But I think that Rhian Brewster is still quite a young player, both age wise and probably maturity wise as well.
“So, when I say maturity wise, you know, he’s still a young kid, learning the basics.
“So they bought him on the basis of his potential. If he’s going to thrive, they have to bring in the kind of players who are going to make it work for him in and around the final third of the pitch.”
Brewster is yet to find the net for the Blades since signing from Liverpool and will be hoping to get off the mark in a league he knows well from a previous loan spell at Swansea City.